BURGLARS broke into a business unit before leaving in a car, ramming a police vehicle and escaping the scene.

Police were sent to Bolton Road in Atherton at around 5.05pm yesterday, Saturday, after being told thieves were breaking into a unit.

Officers arrived but the culprits got into a blue Kia, rammed into a police vehicle and sped away.

An officer was left "understandably shaken" by the incident.

Police said it appears nothing was taken from the unit.

No arrests have been made.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called at around 5.05pm on Saturday to a report of thieves breaking into a unit off Bolton Road, Atherton.

"The offenders left in a vehicle and rammed a responding police vehicle.

"There were no injuries but an officer was left understandably shaken.

"No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."

If you have any information contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2,222 of May 15.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.